left: original cover - right: reissue cover)
Previte’s first release of a five record deal with Gramavision Records, was released in 1987. This record is the culmination of Previte’s early style, writing for two horns, piano, bass and drums. This record put him sqarely in the camp of the handful of original writers working with a traditional jazz instrumentation. This record, however, stood the idea of what jazz writing was supposed to be on it’s head.
"Pushing The Envelope"
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Tom Varner :: french horn
David Hofstra :: bass, tuba
Marty Ehrlich :: tenor saxophone, alto saxophone on (4)
Lindsey Horner :: bass on (6)
Bobby Previte :: drums
Recorded at Radio City Studio, March 31, April 1, July 17, 1987.
Recorded by Don Hunerberg. Mixed by Jim Anderson.
Mastered by Bob Ludwig at Masterdisk.
Produced by Bobby Previte.
Cover art (original): Ivan Chermayeff.
Cover art (reissue): MaryAnn Southard.
1987 - Gramavision, 18-8711-1 (LP), 18-8711-2 (CD)
1995 - Gramavision GCD 79509 (CD)